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Morning glory Ipomoea nil (= Pharbitis nil)

Semiba-Dairin, Cicada leaf large-flowered, retracted, dragonfly (re, dg)

Copyright 1998-2017 Yoshiaki Yoneda

When a retracted leaf is combined with a dragonfly leaf, the compound leaf has a big main lobe and short side lobes, taking on the appearance of a cicada. So it is called the cicada leaf. The cicada leaf strains feature large flowers, so these strains have been used most frequently in large-flower morning glory cultivation since the Meiji era. The leaves in the figure have whitish spots. Variegation makes the leaves colorful. The horticulturalists of the large-flowered morning glory call some of the leaves, namely those that are yellow-green with a little chlorophyll (slide 155), Kiba (yellow leaf). The leaves that are the normal green are called Aoba (green leaf). The morning glory shown in the figure has spots (Fu-iri; iri means "entered") in green (Aoba) cicada leaves (Semiba), thus Ao-fuiri-semiba. This is abbreviated as Afuse. The yellow cicada leaf is abbreviated as Kise (Ki means "Yellow").

Slide No. 144

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4 x 4

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lens 8 x 8

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1 x 1 (thumbnail images) : For indexing
2 x 2, 4 x 4, 8 x 8 : For viewing on monitor
8 x 8, 16 x 16 : For printing

Edited by Yuuji Tsukii (Lab. Biology, Science Research Center, Hosei University)